Applications

WE ARE MAGNUM™

Trinseo has released a new brochure to feature the highlights of the successful MAGNUM™ ABS family. Read more and download the brochure here.

Case Studies

PULSE™ GX50 PC/ABS enables aesthetic unpainted BMW X3 trim

Eugen Wexler US Plastics manufactures aesthetically pleasing BMW parts using PULSE™ GX50 while benefiting from the very low density and excellent low gloss properties.

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The food and beverage industry banks on NEOGOL™ TPO and APILON™ 52 TPU

NEOGOL™ and APILON™ 52 are now featured in a new food line ball bearing unit. Read here how our TPEs were successfully applied in the food and beverage industry.

Case Studies

TIVILON™ materials seal the VW airbag system

Our TIVILON™ compounds convinced our long-term partner TRW: they selected a TIVILON™ grade for a seal in the VW airbag system of all MQB models.

Shanghai Volkswagen relies on PULSE™ GX70 for mid-console cover

Read about Trinseo's support for Shanghai Volkswagen and its tier INOAC in the development process of the mid-console cover for the new VW Lavida.

Our Business

Trinseo’s Marco Girardello on TPE aesthetics, lightweight and haptics

Marco Girardello, Business Unit Manager TPE solutions, talked to TPE Magazine about customized TPE solutions and the evolution of car interiors.

Case Studies

Dacia Duster roof rail trims made from MAGNUM™ 3416SC

Long-term business relationship enables our ABS MAGNUM™ 3416SC to be used for roof rail trims on the new Dacia Duster.

Applications

PULSE™ XT70 enables monolayer paint system

The manufacturer FCS Fujichem Sonneborn knew our PC/ABS from a previous collaboration and found it highly suitable for monolayer paint systems in exterior applications.

Our Business

KraussMaffei to invite Trinseo to Competence Forum

KraussMaffei is celebrating its 180th anniversary years with a special event. We will be present with a dedicated area and our PULSE™ AX50 will be running on KraussMaffei's ColorForm machine.

Trends

Smart surface revolution made in Finland

Antti Keränen, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer from TactoTek, introduces the innovative and smart technology for the next generation of surfaces.

Our Business

New Trinseo compounding facility provides greater flexibility and quality

Trinseo is modernizing the production capacities for resin compounding with a new state-of-the-art facility in Terneuzen, The Netherlands this year.

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A webinar and two White Papers on outstanding MAGNUM™ ABS Resins

Explore research information on Trinseo's high-end ABS resins for optimum production, product performance and cost efficiency.

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Customized TPE Solutions and EVA-based compounds for automotive applications

Learn more about Trinseo's thermosets and TPE solutions for interior and exterior automotive applications in our new brochure.

Our Business

Trinseo opens new R&D center in The Netherlands

Trinseo has expanded its site in the Netherlands, adding a new research and development facility that will drive the business and the operating process.

Case Studies

PULSE™ XT70 powers new luxury mid-size crossover SUV

Explore why a British premium OEM prefers PULSE™ XT70 for three painted exterior applications in their new luxury SUV.

Case Studies

Fast and consistent: INSPIRE™ for Passat interior pillar trim

A tier 1 had to change a material and could rely on our immediate support and the talc-filled INSPIRE™ as a consistent and cost-effective solution for the new VW Passat.

Our Business

Trinseo in Schkopau – leader in synthetic rubber technology

Trinseo's plant in Schkopau, Germany, is celebrating 80 years of providing innovative and consistent quality for global tire manufacturing customers.

Our Business

Synergies for lacquered surfaces

Explore the Trinseo Webinar on reduced costs for lacquered surfaces using KraussMaffei ColorForm Technology with PANADUR polyurea and PULSE™ AX50.

Case Studies

MAGNUM™ 3416 suits the best for VW Tiguan door liner

For the VW Tiguan, Yanfeng and Fremach chose MAGNUM™ 3416 Standard Black as a result of consistently high quality, premium aesthetics and good customer support.

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MAGNUM™ 3325MT enhances Daimler internal door handle

Its outstanding low gloss made MAGNUM™ 3325MT the material of choice for an internal door handle in Daimler's new C-Class.

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Audi A4 armrests benefit from MAGNUM™ 3616 properties

Optimized features for interior applications and excellent processability in the injection molding machines convince Audi to use MAGNUM™ 3616.

Case Studies

Successful follow-up project with REHAU for the new Citroën C3

Because of our good job for REHAU and Citroën within the C4 Cactus Airbump® project we could position PULSE™ GX50 in another innovative Citroën model.

Case Studies

INSPIRE™ TF1500 ESU and our expertise won Volvo SPA platform

Explore how both our material and our technical service made the difference for Volvo producing trunk hard trim applications.

Applications

VELVEX™ 5250 ESU approved against Audi specifications

Trinseo's reinforced elastomer/PP compound VELVEX™ 5250 ESU is tested and approved according to Audi TL 52705-A specifications. Click here to explore more.

Case Studies

PULSE™ AX50 enables collaboration with KraussMaffei and PANADUR

Explore the innovative synergies of our collaboration with KraussMaffei and PANADUR processing PULSE™ AX50 at the K 2016.

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MAGNUM™ 3416 SC saves privacy and part costs for VW

We supported Salamander Technische Kunststoffprofile to enhance quality and cost effectiveness of the VW T6 California sun blinds with MAGNUM™ 3416 SC.

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How process-simulation solved cracking at Fiat-Chrysler

An air-vent module for Fiat-Chrysler showed several cracking-incidents. Trinseo helped understand the issues with a process simulation.

Applications

Trinseo materials in new GM, Chrysler, and Audi applications

Browse our gallery of interior and exterior applications in new GMC, Chevrolet, Chrysler, and Audi U.S. models at the 2016 NAIAS.

Ideas

35% of global new cars sales by 2040 will be electric vehicles

A new research report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance foresees a "revolution" for electric vehicle's in the beginning 2020's.

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The Trinseo Fast Facts Sheets

Numbers do count in the automotive industry. Check our "Fast Facts Sheets" to find out which Trinseo product suits your task best.

Case Studies

PP LGF. An optimized technology for thermoplastic tailgates

A technical contribution for "Plastverarbeiter" magazine on our weight saving tailgate solution for Renault.

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Small carbon footprint, high performance: PULSE™ ECO PC/ABS

Our brand-new PULSE™ GX ECO PC/ABS series for lightweight and high-performance automotive interior applications enables significant reduction of carbon dioxide emissions as well as water and energy use.

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Trinseo materials in new vehicles at IAA 2019

Join us on our photo tour and get the latest insights how global OEMs use our innovative materials in new models presented at this year's IAA.

Our Business

ENLITE™ ABS LGF featured in March 2019 issue of "Kunststoff Magazin"

"Kunststoff Magazin" features our new ENLITE™ ABS LGF specified for metal replacement in a major automotive collaboration.

Our Business

Sustaining the grade – Trinseo's climate change strategy

Learn more about Trinseo's new climate change strategy. Walter van het Hof, Global Industry Affairs & Sustainability Leader, introduces you to his considerations.

Case Studies

MAGNUM™ 3416SC in Amarok sports bar brings Trinseo and VW even closer together

Trinseo and Volkswagen record another successful and productive cooperation: our Application Engineering Design Center identified a way to improve the performance of the sports bar of the VW Amarok.

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Trinseo highlights new MEGOL™ AUTO TPE series at Fakuma 2018

Learn more about Trinseo’s new four thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) chemistries, that included 16 new overmolding grades designed to deliver optimum adhesion to Trinseo’s ABS and PC/ABS.

Case Studies

PULSE™ A35-105 features Tata Ultra Light Truck

The Indian OEM trusted Trinseo once again and chose our PC/ABS for the production of an air vent component to comply with new legislation. Read more here.

Our Business

Toyota honors Trinseo with Certificate of Recognition

Toyota Motor Europe appreciates our successful collaboration and awards Trinseo with a "Certificate of Recognition".

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Unlocking the Potential of Bioplastics

Part of our soft-touch plastics portfolio, bio-based and/or biodegradable plastics represent our approach for innovative and sustainable solutions. Learn more.

Our Business

Trinseo color experts gain Renault certification

The Trinseo Coloring Group was honored by Groupe Renault's Industrial DESIGN Department. Find more about the great success of the Trinseo Coloring Group.

Our Business

Chemical Week highlights Trinseo´s success and growth

Download the Chemical Week's interview with Trinseo's top executives on the company's global growth strategy and success.

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Overmolding – Strong bonds for rigid and soft-touch plastics

Learn more about our overmolding expertise and adhesion-modified TPEs and TPUs for overmolded automotive applications.

Case Studies

Audi uses VELVEX™ 5250 ESU for high-quality A6/A7 door pockets

Following up the successful cooperation for the A3 convertible, Audi is now producing the door pockets of the new A6/A7 with Trinseo's glass reinforced elastomer.

Case Studies

MAGNUM™ 3616 outperformed a dozen competing materials

Our high-heat ABS resin MAGNUM™ 3616 meets the high requirements for the doors in the new Audi A8.

Our Business

MAGNUM™ goes China

Starting November 21, 2017 Trinseo’s production plant in Zhangjiagang, China, serves our Asia Pacific customers with high-quality ABS resins proudly made in China.

Case Studies

MEGOL™ TPS-SEBS material of choice for VW cup holders

VW Golf and Passat benefit from the good scratch resistance and surface appearance as well as the large process window of the TPS-SEBS compound MEGOL™ HT1 55 SV/P UVR.

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PULSE™ XT7215 approved against PSA Group specifications

The validation of PULSE™ XT7215 PC/ABS facilitates our collaboration with tiers developing exterior parts for PSA Group.

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Innovative medical device powered by EMERGE™ PC/ABS

A start-up set out to build a device that allows pregnant women to monitor the fetus. The housing of the commercialized product features our EMERGE™ PC/ABS.

Case Studies

PULSE™ GX50 replaces PC in MINI gear shift bezel

The unique interior of the MINI calls for rethinking materials and applications. Read here how Nexeo Solutions and Trinseo enabled the change from PC to PC/ABS.

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VW Golf Sportsvan folding table made from MAGNUM™ 3416SC

Tier 1 Boryszew chose the OEM approved MAGNUM™ 3416SC in combination with a Trinseo masterbatch to achieve superior results.

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MAGNUM™ 3416SC and immediate service win Audi Q5 trunk trim

Based on prior, positive experience and trust into our products and services, Audi asked Trinseo for immediate support – and chose MAGNUM™ 3416SC for the new Q5.

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Strength and reliability: MAGNUM™ 3416SC for BMW bumper brackets

SMP and BMW trust in our MAGNUM™ 3416SC ABS for several applications in the new 4, 5, and 7 series.

Applications

Processing Guidelines for injection molding

Download our Processing Guidelines with relevant information for your molding process using Trinseo materials.

Ideas

When plastics save lives

Jorge Odón shows us, that the development of a simple plastic device is highly inspirational and that it may save thousands of babies.

Case Studies

PULSE™ GX70 enhances 13 interior parts of the BMW X1

In collaboration with supplier KDK Automotive, we developed an interior trim package for the latest BMW X1 using our PC/ABS resin PULSE™ GX70.

Applications

PULSE™ GX70 approved against BMW specifications

Trinseo PC/ABS PULSE™ GX70 EU is tested and approved according to BMW GS93016. Click here to learn the details.

Our Business

Reducing cost through innovative polymer technologies

Explore our Plastomotive 2016 presentation on the benefits of Trinseo products for unpainted interior parts enabling less weight and significant cost reduction.

Our Business

Drive innovation with the support of our AEDC

Our Application Engineering & Design Centre globally collaborates with customers towards their needs with a multi-dimensional material and design approach.

Ideas

EV charging stations benefit of Trinseo's PC and PC blends

Learn how EMERGE™ Advanced Resins meet the objectives of electric vehicle charging stations and modules.

Case Studies

PULSE™ GX90 powers Audi R8 seat back trims

Our PULSE™ GX90 supports premium look and enhanced safety of the new R8 with best-in-class heat stability and very high ductility at low temperatures up to -40°C.

Applications

ENLITE™ Structural Polymers for semi-structural applications

Explore why our ENLITE™ Structural Polymers family stands for lightweight and why it is not only a material.

Case Studies

ENLITE™ and Renault's lightweighting strategy

Dr. Gérard Liraut, Expert Leader Polymers at Renault, explains in our interview, how the automotive industry can reach its full weight reduction potential.

Applications

VOLTABOND™ Latex Binders improve EV batteries

VOLTABOND™ Binders enhance the critical properties in the anode coating formulations for high-efficient Li-ion batteries with positive impact on their life-cycle.

Case Studies

Trinseo solves odor issues for FCA platform

Customers noticed strong odor in the cabin of their FCA vehicle. The OEM discovered it was coming from the fan shroud and searched for an alternative material, Trinseo delivered the required quality.

Case Studies

The new ENLITE™ ABS LGF for lighter and dimensionally stable semi-structural components

Learn more about the ENLITE™ ABS LGF material development and first series application enabling a lightweight and high-dimensionally stable instrument carrier originally planned to be made of metal.

Case Studies

New mineral-fiber-reinforced PULSE™ XT PC/ABS for lightweight exterior applications

Explore the case study on our new mineral-filled PULSE™ XT PC/ABS materials designed for large off-line painted exterior components.

Our Business

Trinseo powers SPE Automotive Innovation Awards 2018 winners

We are proud to supply the materials used in two out of the ten distinguished applications at the 48th annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition & Gala.

Applications

16 brand-new TPE grades for high-end automotive applications

New MEGOL™ AUTO TPS-SEBS Compounds provide optimized adhesion to MAGNUM™ ABS, PULSE™ PC/ABS, and other polar substrates in cutting-edge overmolding components.

Case Studies

PULSE™ 2100LG in the new Ford Figo Aspire

The low-gloss and high-heat PC/ABS PULSE™ 2100LG is the main material of choice for a device dock in the new Ford Figo Aspire.

Trends

Design is a collaborative effort

We have a conversation with Demian Horst, Program Director Transportation Design at the Swedish Umeå Institute of Design, about trends in design and the work with his students.

Ideas

The impact of AR on our automotive applications portfolio

Looking at the disruptive influence of digitally enhanced reality on the automotive industries, Purav Shah sees great opportunities for Trinseo.

Trends

Car design is a barometer of society

Jörg Friedrich is co-founder and Managing Director of the design consulting company Car Men. We could talk to him about the growing importance of automotive interior design and the disappearance of mainstream styling.

Case Studies

BMW roof trims benefit from PULSE™ XT7215

PULSE™ XT7215 provided the required low CLTE and high dimensional stability for roof trims for a special version of the new BMW 5 Touring.

Applications

OEM approval leads to new application for MAGNUM™ ABS

When BMW was searching for a TPU adhesion-modified product, tiers Mürdter and Resinex recommended a well-known Trinseo ABS resin for a new application.

Case Studies

MEGOL™ seals quarter and fixed glass for tier 1 Sejin

Korean OEM benefits from the performance, versatility and cost-competitiveness of our TPS-SEBS Compounds for exterior quarter glass seals, and exterior and interior fixed glass sealings.

Case Studies

PULSE™ GX50 BMW i3 case study

Creating a breakthrough PC/ABS solution with low-gloss surface characteristics for automotive interiors.

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PULSE™ GX70 enhances seating panels with low gloss and low odor

PULSE™ GX70 enabled a British OEM to produce seat back panels with a satisfying uniform black low gloss appearance for their premium sedan.

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TPE Solutions for the automotive industry

Trinseo is now able to provide innovative TPE products. Find out more about the new solutions by downloading the brochure here.

Case Studies

MAGNUM™ 3416SC and technical support for the Toyota C-HR

We provided our reference high-heat ABS MAGNUM™ 3416SC for various exterior applications in the new Toyota C-HR and helped to solve painting challenges.

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Special high-gloss aesthetics with PULSE™ A35-105

Read here why tier Boryszew Gardelegen chooses PULSE™ A35-105 to achieve a super high-gloss surface for the upper side of a hinged cover and a gearshift frame.

Case Studies

Ford Fusion door trims: MAGNUM™ 3325MT beats the competition

Tier 1 IAC preferred MAGNUM™ 3325MT as the most suitable ABS for the upper and lower trim of the Ford Fusion doors.

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GM and IAC rely on MAGNUM™ 3325MT for center seat console

Together with IAC, we developed a customized solution for the center seat module of GM's truck and SUV platform using MAGNUM™ 3325MT.

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Heat and dimensional stability for Daimler C-Class B-pillar

IAC Group chose MAGNUM™ 3325MT to produce the upper B-pillar for the Daimler C-Class W205 due to its dimensional and heat stability as well as its reliability.

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MAGNUM™ 3416SC powers cost-efficient Porsche mid console

We supported tier 1 Dräxlmaier to switch from die casting to MAGNUM™ 3416SC in order to significantly save production costs of the new Panamera mid consoles.

News

Trinseo wins IAC Award of Excellence

Our customer International Automotive Components awards selected partners for outstanding collaboration. Trinseo was the only honored raw material supplier.

Conversations

Blue Sky Activity – A conversation with Tom Pilette

Tom Pilette was heavily involved in the change process at Magna. We talked with him about innovation and the importance of asking “what if?”

Case Studies

MAGNUM™ 3416SC enables unpainted interior applications for Tata Tiago

Read how our high-heat and low-gloss ABS allows for paint elimination and aesthetic enhancements in the new TATA Tiago.

Case Studies

PULSE™ GX70 enhances Audi seat belt sliders at reduced costs

Audi and Trinseo found a solution to provide an unlaquered, UV resistant material for Audi’s rear belt sliders and make them more cost efficient at the same time.

Trends

Change of paradigms for lightweight design

Our favorite item on the agenda of the "VDI Lightweight Design Congress 2016" in Bremen, Germany, is "Lightweight design – See the bigger picture".

Ideas

Volvo tests autonomous driving technology in China

After announcing tests in Sweden, Volvo – a trendsetter in autonomous driving – now targets the challenging traffic in China.

Applications

Better material assessment through Spiral Flow

Learn more about the advantages of Spiral Flow and the benefits of a high practical flow.

Case Studies

Renault reduces carbon emissions with mono-polymer solutions from Trinseo

Dr. Gérard Liraut and Anis Tebib revealed insights into our collaboration for lightweighting with Renault. Explore their joint presentation conducted at VDI 2016.

Case Studies

PULSE™ GX50 in the Airbump®

A success story about our cooperation with REHAU for the Airbump® technology of the Citroën C4 Cactus.